Looking Up

Click here to play “Right Field” by Peter, Paul and Mary Ascension – Looking Up May 28, 2011 Acts 1:1-11 When I was in 4th grade, I joined the Pittsfield community softball league. I know why I wanted to join  – It wasn’t for any love for the game, Or because I loved to hit … More Looking Up

Meaningful Adjacencies

Fifth Sunday of Easter                                                                                                   22 May 2011   (Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14) “Meaningful Adjacencies” One of the most heart-wrenching things I sometimes hear when a person is very sick and close to dying is the fear that when they are gone, eventually those who loved them will forget about … More Meaningful Adjacencies

The Psalm That Touches Deeply!

Fourth Sunday of Easter                                                                                               14 May 2011 (Acts 2:42-47   Psalm 23   1 Peter 2:19-25   John 10:1-10)   “The Psalm that Touches Deeply!” (Preacher enters dressed like a shepherd) Hey, I’m back here today!  Does anyone even know that I’m a shepherd? If I said, “the Lord is my life coach,” or “the Lord is … More The Psalm That Touches Deeply!

Our Road to Emmaus

Easter 3A – Our Road to Emmaus Luke 24:13-35 May 7, 2011 “Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened…” I haven’t asked him, but I’m pretty sure there’s at least … More Our Road to Emmaus

The Fire of Easter Forgiveness and Love!

Second Sunday of Easter                                                                                             1 May 2011 (Acts 2:14a, 22-32   Psalm 16   1 Peter 1:3-9   John 20:19-31)   “The Fire of Easter Forgiveness and Love!” If, as we heard pastor Jeanette so eloquently remind us last weekend, that “…we tried to nail Jesus down. . . and he got loose,” this weekend might … More The Fire of Easter Forgiveness and Love!